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It's a big galaxy...
X Rebirth came as something of a shock to long-term fans of the X series of space flight/exploration simulators (including X: Gold and X3: Reunion). When it was released, it was a buggy mess full of features that no one wanted but a couple of years after launching, it's actually now a fine game which is more than worth picking up (just don't listen to those players who moan that you can only fly one ship. It's not that big a deal). What you have here, if you're not familiar with the franchise, is a massive open-universe experience where you can fly, trade, mine, blow stuff up and all sorts of other things in a gorgeously realized world. There is a storyline here, unlike things like Elite, but it's more of a long-winded tutorial than a true narrative and the real meat of the game is in choosing your path in the galaxy and then building up your empire in whatever fashion you see fit. There's a lot to explore here, with ships to raid, pirates to take out, taxi duties to perform and more, and there really is a huge amount to keep you playing. It's not a perfect game by any stretch of the imagination, with some ropey voice acting, a clunky and unintuitive interface and some primitive human character models which are at odds with the rest of the visuals. This being a space sim, there are also moments of tedium, as you can scan space stations endlessly or just fly around looking for something, but whether you're curious about the genre or a fan, then this is probably one of the better offerings on the market right now. Just watch out for reviews dissing it in the extreme as they're likely from when the game was initially released and it really is much better now.